The economy of the Middle Byzantine Empire
(979 words)

This map presents political and economic conditions at the beginning of the 11th cent., at the zenith of the so-called Macedonian Renaissance. It depicts neither the crises of the 7th - 9th cents nor the slow disintegration of the Empire from the mid 11th cent.

From the 7th to the 9th cents., the Byzantine Empire found itself in a profound political, military, demographic and economic crisis. Wide expanses of territory from India to Spain had passed into the hands of the Arabs, who had advanced even…

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Fellmeth, U., “The economy of the Middle Byzantine Empire”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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